Glove controversy sparks row at Lomachenko vs Crolla

An unlikely dispute broke out at the weigh-in for Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla on Thursday.

 

The challenger’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that trainer Joe Gallagher requested the champion’s gloves be weighed before the bout, as he believed they felt lighter than usual upon inspection.

 

Gallagher even brought his own set of the scales to resolve the matter, however the Ukrainian’s team were sceptical about using these as a means of measurement.

 

“Joe Gallagher felt that Lomachenko’s gloves were very light, so he wants them weighed,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

 

“They didn’t have a set of scales here to weigh the gloves, Joe Gallagher brought his own set of scales, which they didn’t want to particularly use.

 

“They said they’ll weigh them later and Joe wants to see them being weighed later.

 

“He’s well within his rights, in my opinion, to see that. They are a new brand of glove, so they’re not something that we’re particularly used to.

 

“Sometimes it’s just a little bit of mind games from camps just to make sure people are a little bit unsettled.

 

“Joe’s very good at that, but I think he’s got a point on this occasion and the commission here are outstanding, so we don’t see any problems.”

 

The gloves are supposed to be eight ounces and, if not, then Lomachenko will have to find an alternative pair.

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